4. Tom Latham New Zealand.

Tom Latham celebrating his second Test ton in Dubai against Pakistan. Image Credits : Rediff.com

Another young Kiwi, Tom Latham started reasonably well in his Test Career, with a prolific tour of the UAE against Pakistan in 2014. Latham always got starts but didn’t seem to find a way to break free until the defining UAE tour.He followed them up with decent tours of England and Australia where he scored 146 and 187 runs respectively in these short series. Latham also has a distinction of being the first ever batsman to score a fifty in a day-night test, in the recently concluded once in the Adelaide Oval. At just 23, Latham’s career engine is revving and ready, but just like a Gordan Greenidge or a Rahul Dravid living under the mighty shadows of Sir Viv or Sachin Tendulkar respectively, Latham too is adjusting to live under the next generation greats of Kane Williamson or Ross Taylor, but the young lad from Christchurch has every bit to make up a modern cricketing great.


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